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Re: 1981 Evinrude 9.9hp 2str starts but won't run

Thanks, guys.

I've been jumping around (doing things out of order) and did not clear out the fuel line before installing the rebuilt carb, so I might have sent crap into the newly cleaned carb. I'll be tearing it apart again to check if I can't get it running soon.

I replaced the wires and plugs 'just because'; the next time I start it, I'll pull the plugs and look at them immediately post mortem. I'll check for spark then, too. I've read that it should jump a 3/8" gap. I gapped the plugs when I installed them.

A shot of ether after it dies does not bring it back, only time will fix it. That says 'flooded engine' to me, but I write software and have very delicate hands.

I bought a new tank and fuel line so all that should be 'ok'.

BTW - I have never seen this engine run, the dealer said it was 'tank tested' by them; I'm ready to call BS on that.
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